Politics & Policy

‘That’s Not the Donald Trump I Know!’

I don’t know what we ultimately will discover about Donald Trump’s relationship with pornographic actress Stormy Daniels. But here’s a question for, say, Jerry Falwell Jr. and other high-profile Christian supporters of Donald Trump: When you heard the allegation that Trump had conducted an extramarital affair with a porn star and paid her $130,000 in hush money, did you think to yourself: “My, that doesn’t sound like the Donald Trump I know! The Donald Trump I know is a man of high character and personal probity, and would never treat his family that way.”

Is that what you thought, Mr. Falwell? Is that what you thought, Tony Perkins? What about you, Pat Robertson?

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